New Cupcake Shop to Open on Charles St.

May 5, 2014
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A new cupcake shop is coming to the Charles Street storefront formerly occupied by Isabelle’s CurlyCakes. Courtney Forrester, owner of Sweet, said the Boston-based chain’s sixth location at 81 Charles St. would offer 20 varieties of cupcakes baked fresh each day at its Hyde Park bakery, as well as a selection of coffee and...

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BHCA 92nd Annual Meeting Is on May 19

Save the date for the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 92nd Annual Meeting on Monday, May 19th at The Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street at 6pm. Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits, will be the keynote speaker, presenting “Drinking Boston History in a Cocktail Glass,”...

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Cleanup This Saturday

The warmer temperatures of the last few days have people anxious to just get outside.  For some of us the warmer temperatures had us planting window boxes or for others raking and sweeping our yards. Still for others, it was time to enjoy taking the dog out for a long, very long walk. Being...

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Friends of MGH Cancer Center Hold Annual Spring Luncheon

The Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center – a group of active volunteers who raise funds to bridge exceptional medical and supportive cancer care through innovative programs that promote whole-person healing – recently held its annual Spring Luncheon, which drew a crowd of nearly 400 supporters. The event included a reception, luncheon...

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Charles St. Building Damaged in Fire

April 29, 2014
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Charles St. Building Damaged in Fire

The Boston Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Beacon Hill fire Saturday night that sent one firefighter to the hospital and displaced five people. The two-alarm fire began at 10 p.m. at 119 Charles St., a 4-story brick building. The first floor of the building was a clothing business while floors 2-3-4...

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Beacon Hill Repairs in Mayor’s Budget

April 29, 2014
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council.  Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan includes monies for Beacon Hill. The five year capital plan, which will span from FY15 to FY19, has an underlying framework for the strategic use of infrastructure to...

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Otis House Museum Has Walking Tours of Hill

April 29, 2014
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The Otis House Museum will offer walking tours of Boston’s Beacon Hill each Saturday, May through October. Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill’s development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions and struggles of Beacon Hill’s early residents, both wealthy and working-class, shaped the streets, architecture and...

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More Collections for Leaf and Yard Waste in Effect

April 29, 2014
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New in 2014, the City of Boston’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is adding four summer collections of leaf and yard waste to its spring and fall yard waste collection program. DPW will collect residents’ yard waste curbside, and it will be composted. Spring collection runs for four weeks from April 28 to May...

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Police Briefs 04-29-2014

April 29, 2014
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 04/24/14 – Between 8 a.m. and midnight, a Phillips Street resident reports unknown person(s) forced open the front door of his apartment and removed two laptops, two home radios and a jewelry chest. Incidents April 23 61 Phillips St. -  Investigate Property April 24 122 Charles St. – Dangerous...

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Marathon Runner Finds Ideal Training Ground Here

April 29, 2014
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As he prepared to run his first Boston Marathon this year, Reed Juckett discovered his ideal training ground on Beacon Hill Juckett, a 30-year-old marketing and consulting specialist for the Boston firm Revenue Architects, also found camaraderie among fellow runners, regardless of the elements, as he sprinted across the steep hills of Anderson and...

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Green and White Helping a Neighborhood ‘Angel’

April 21, 2014
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Green and White Helping a Neighborhood ‘Angel’

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the George Robert White Memorial Fountain, which locals and visitors often refer to as “The Angel.” Located in the Public Garden near the corner of Beacon and Arlington streets, the sculpture and fountain honors one of Boston’s greatest benefactors. When White died in 1922, his will included...

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Farmers’ Market Receives Mixed Response

April 21, 2014
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While plans for a farmers’ market on Beacon Hill were largely applauded in theory during a presentation at Hill House on Wednesday, its proposed location at Mt. Vernon and Charles streets gave some would-be neighbors reason for concern. Colin Kreik, a Beacon Hill resident and Boston Architectural College student who would serve as general...

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Hill Establishments Join in Fight Against Breast Cancer

April 21, 2014
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Seven Beacon Hill establishments are taking part in the 15th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer to support the fight against the disease. Participating establishments include Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, Figs, Mooo…, No. 9 Park, Scampo, the Tip Tap Room and Whole Foods Market at Charles River Plaza. Establishments have the option to...

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Police Briefs 04-22-2014

April 21, 2014
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Unarmed Robbery 4/16/14 – A female victim reported while walking on Hancock Street at around 3:50 p.m., a male suspect pushed her from behind and grabbed her Apple iPhone and fled on foot down Myrtle Street. Incidents April 16 Beacon Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 67 Hancock St. – Robbery...

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Livingstone Re-election Campaign

April 14, 2014
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Livingstone Re-election Campaign

State Rep. State Rep. Jay Livingstone (third from right) is seen with supporters at his re-election kickoff event, which took place last Tuesday at Tico restaurant in the Back Bay.

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Paulist Center Welcomes All for Holy Week Services

April 14, 2014
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Paulist Center Welcomes All for Holy Week Services

This week, Christians around the world are celebrating Holy Week. On Beacon Hill, The Paulist Center is using the occasion to echo the welcoming tone of the popular new pope by inviting people to worship with them. The Center’s message: If you like Pope Francis, you’ll love the Paulist Center! As the local Catholic...

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Room with a Vieux to Hold ‘retirement’ Auction April 26

April 14, 2014
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Room with a Vieux to Hold ‘retirement’ Auction April 26

While A Room with a Vieux has closed its Charles Street and Brookline showrooms after more than 30 years as a leading importer and dealer of high-end French antiques, collectors will have the opportunity to bid on its extensive inventory during a one-day, unreserved auction on Saturday, April 26. Grogan and Company, Fine Art...

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Window Box Contest Is Underway

April 14, 2014
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Spring has sprung!  Flowers and greens are starting to be seen in window boxes, planters and gardens throughout the Hill. “Beautify Beacon Hill” is your chance to recognize those who are allowing our neighborhood to flourish. The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Garden Club and The Beacon Hill Times are launching the second...

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A Special Easter

April 14, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Police Briefs 04-15-2014

April 14, 2014
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Incidents April 3 Garden Street – Open and Gross Lewdness Hancock Street    – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 April 4 144 Charles St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage April 5 15 Louisburg Square – Other Service/Event April 6 15 Louisburg Square  – Other Service/Event

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Spring Fashion

April 7, 2014
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Spring Fashion

Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members were treated to an evening of glamour at last week’s Charles Street Couture, featuring contemporary spring fashions offered by nine women-owned neighborhood boutiques, hair and beauty salons. Owners of boutiques modeling fashions are (left to right) Rebecca Hall of Crush, Amy Bailey of Beauty Mark and Townhouse Beauty Bar,...

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Farmers’ Market Proposed For Hill

April 7, 2014
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On Wednesday, April 16th, a presentation will be given at the Hill House Boston Community Center, proposing a new neighborhood farmers’ market in Beacon Hill. The presentation will be conducted by Colin Kreik and Casey Fox, two Bostonian and Beacon Hill residents who will be joint managing the farmers’ market. The two managers will...

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Friends of the Public Garden Seeking ‘Duckling Day’ Memories

April 7, 2014
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With its annual “Duckling Day” coming up on Sunday, May 11, the Friends of the Public Garden is seeking personal anecdotes from families who have made the event an annual Mother’s Day tradition, as well as those who have attended it with multiple generations of their kin in the past. “It seems whenever I...

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Businesses Impacted by Bombings Unite to Support Medical Center

April 7, 2014
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This weekend, a two-day shopping event in the Back Bay will bring together some of the businesses impacted by the tragic events of last year’s Boston Marathon, with participating stores donating a portion of their proceeds to the Boston Medical Center. Sikara & Co. Modern Fusion Jewelry, located at 250 Newbury St., and Bonobos...

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